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Ms. Winnie Stortzum, ARA

Managing Broker,
Farmers National Company

Contact Details

Farmers National Company
2313 Milan Ct
Champaign, IL
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Mobile: (217) 372-7550

Area of Expertise

  • Specializing in ag land brokerage and appraisals in Illinois; 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange; Acquisition of Ag Lands: Ag Buyer's Representative; Agricultural Appraisals: Agricultural Land; Auctions/Farmland: Broker; Certified General Real Estate Appraiser: Farm/Ranch Appraisals;

Bio

I grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and received my BS in Education from Eastern Illinois University. I then received my MA in Teaching from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. I taught 4th grade for two years and then raised two sons with my husband. In 1978, I began a real estate career and three years later joined the late Mac Boyd, ARA, at Boyd Real Estate, Inc. We merged with Farmers National Company in 2006. I became the first female ARA in Illinois and am an Illinois Certified General Appraiser. In 2004 I became the first female recipient of the Land Realtor of America honor by the Realtors Land Institute. Honors received by the Illinois Association of Realtors were the Associate-Realtor of the Year in 1992 and the Distinguished Service Award in 2005. The Illinois Chapter of the ASFMRA honored me as the first female recipient of the Hall of Fame award. I've co-written and taught CE courses for the Illinois Association of Realtors in Farm Brokerage and Appraisal. My participation in the ASFMRA has included work on the Editorial, Bylaws, Governing Task Force and Volunteer Task Force committees. I am chair of the ISPFMRA Bylaws Committee and serve on the Memorial Scholarship Committee. Locally, I am a Charter Member and actively participate in the Arcola Rotary Club and Rotary District 6490 activities.

Education

  • BS
  • MA

Primary Occupation

  • Appraiser

Professional Associations

National Association of REALTORS(R), Illinois REALTORS(R), Central Illinois Board of REALTORS(R), REALTORS(R) Land Institute, Illinois Chapter of the REALTORS(R) Land Institute, Arcola Rotary Club Charter Member, Arcola Chamber of Commerce, City of Arcola Beautification Committee
1980 - Present

Disciplines

  • Appraiser

Advanced Degrees

  • M. Ed. - Master of Education

Honors and Awards

Hall of Fame Award - 1st Female Recipient
Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
2008

Hall of Honor
Rotary International District 6490
2012

Illinois Land Broker of the Year (RLI)
Illinois Chapter Realtors Land Institute
2018, 1994

Land Realtor of America (RLI) - 1st Female Recipient
Realtors Land Insitute
2004